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El Gitano

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1810 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
+1 360-424-5514
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had heard so much about this restaurant that we decided to try it. Although not disappointed, we weren't thrilled with it either. We prefer a Tex-Mex style of Mexican restaurant and this one is more authentic. My wife had a spicy seafood dish that was absolutely to die for - the sauce at least. It was a bit skimpy... More 

Thank vern C
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202 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

It is too bad that this place has food that is so American Mexican that is has no flavor. Out of the four orders three had to be returned due to too cold or over cooked.

Thank JeffkVancouver
Vancouver Island
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This restaurant has a variety of choices of Mexican food for entrees etc. If you can't decide on a certain dish try a combo. Food was excellent and the servers were very helpful

Thank vb7337
Yerington, Nevada
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132 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Parking was a little tough in our huge pick-up truck. But, we did find a space in the back. The lunch menu is good until 5pm. We arrived after 5, but my $3.99 happy hour margarita was yummy. We both cleaned our plates. Combo #2 was an enchalada, taco and tostada. The other dinner was a macho burrito. I wish... More 

Thank Charlene L
Mount Vernon, Washington
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This has been our go-to restaurant for family celebrations for some time. We have enjoyed birthdays, anniversaries and sharing with friends. Our Italian language class had an end of semester field trip to try out our restaurant skills. The menu has a variety of Italian dishes, all of which have been delicious. The wine list is extensive including Barolo which... More 

Thank Cathey F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Love how the lady makes them right there for you to see and they're delicious. Great food and service

Thank Heather C
Mount Vernon, Washington
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Out with friends and have usually enjoyed our meals and service at this local restaurant. This night was most unfortunate for us. Yes it was somewhat busy, however: We sat in the bar (less children) ordered drinks which took a very long time and were incorrect. Then ordered our meals which also took a long time and when they did... More 

Thank Arne E
Coupeville, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Friendly and the food was great. Service was spot on. Ample portions with great daily specials. Love the chiles rellenos.

Thank framer2016
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We happened to drop by this restaurant for dinner while spending one night in Mt. Vernon. The workers were very personable and accommodating. The asada burrito ($13.99) was outstanding. The volume of food was such that I left with enough in my "doggie bag" to last for two more substantial sized meals.

Thank 411Shirley
Mount Vernon, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

My wife and I LOVE Mexican food and El Gitano has the best in Skagit valley. Very reasonably priced and a wide variety of Mexican dishes. The weekday lunch specials are great and a real value. The Mount Vernon location is in an old remodeled Shakey's pizza building (anybody remember them?) and we appreciate its funky charm. I've read some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 Riverside Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 360-424-5514

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?